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SIGNED SECOND EDITION OF THE AA "BIG BOOK" ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism. 572,  pages. 8vo, publisher's cloth, minor wear to bottom edges, top edge of backstrip faded; small pen mark on fore-edge, internally clean; in navy blue dust jacket, moderate wear, split along front hinge; inscribed by AA founder Bill Wilson on the front free endpaper: "Dear Arthur, This in memory of your devoted service. Ever, Bill. NY, XMas 55." New York: Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing, 1955
Second edition, first printing with note on page 16 reading "AA is composed of nearly 6000 groups (1955)." This edition was greatly expanded to a total of 37 case histories. The dust jacket was printed in plain navy blue on the verso rather than the usual white. The flap explains that "If you wish to preserve complete personal anonymity when carrying this book, just turn this jacket inside out."
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